The course starts on November 2 at 15:00 hs in Classroom 9
Departamento Cs. de la Atmósfera (DCAO), Piso 2 , Pab II

"Mathematical Problems in Climate Dynamics"

Michael Ghil will be visiting CIMA from November 1st to November 13th 2018 and offering a six-lecture course as part of the activities organized by UMI 3351 IFAECI in relation with the project MATH-GEO of the MathAmSud Program,

Organizado y Patrocinado por
El Instituto Franco-Argentino sobre Estudios de Clima y sus Impactos

Professor Michael Ghil

These lectures were previously offered at the Imperial College, More Info

Michael Ghil has worked on Climate Dynamics, Dynamical and Complex Systems, Extreme Events, Numerical and Statistical Methods, and Mathematical Economics. He is the author or editor of a dozen books and author or co-author of nearly 300 research and review articles. Many can be found on the website of his research group at UCLA. His honors and awards include the L.F. Richardson Medal of the EGU (2004), the E.N. Lorenz Lecture of the AGU (2005), a Plenary Lecture at the 7th International Congress on Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ICIAM 2011), the Alfred Wegener Medal of the EGU (2012), and Membership in the Academia Europaea (1998).

The guiding thread of the lectures will be bifurcation theory for systems of ordinary, stochastic and partial differential equations, as well as the ergodic theory of and statistical methods for such systems. The mathematics will be motivated by the physical observations and the results validated against the latter.

Buenos Aires, 2 - 12 November 2018
Centro de Investigaciones del Mar y la Atmósfera

  • Lecture I: Observations and planetary flow theory GFD
  • Lecture II: Atmospheric LFV & LRF
  • Lecture III: EBMs, paleoclimate & "tipping points"
  • Lecture IV: The wind-driven ocean circulation
  • Lecture V: Advanced spectral methods-SSA et al.
  • Lecture VI: Nonlinear & stochastic models-RSD
GFD = Geophysical fluid dynamics
LFV = Low-frequency variability
LRF = Long-range forecasting
EBM = Energy balance model
SSA = Singular-spectrum analysis
RDS = Random dynamical system

The timetable for
the theoretical course:
Fri - 2 15:00 - 17:00
Mon - 5 11:00 - 13:00
Tue - 6 11:00 - 13:00
Wed - 7 11:00 - 13:00
Thu - 8 11:00 - 13:00
Fri - 9 11:00 - 13:00
Evaluation: Monday 12 Nov 11:00 - 13:00

Contact email: denisse.sciamarella @

All students must bring the completed form attached.
In addition, all students who have not taken postgraduate courses in the FCEN (UBA or others), must bring a photocopy of degree (if your degree is not from UBA, it must be legalized in Uriburu 950), and a photocopy of ID or Passport.
Those who are not students of a PhD program of the UBA, must pay a fee of AR-$500.

Practical courses will be held from
Mon-5 to Fri-9 in the afternoon (15:00 - 17:00).
Diego Moreira and Denisse Sciamarella will be in charge.

For PhD. Students at UBA the course is free
and can be validated with points.

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